LDS Living released an article written by Jake Healey suggesting 10 apps that can help members live the gospel.
Healey stated that while most know about LDS Tools and the Gospel Library, many members have taken the initiative to create programs that could best be described as “in the App Store, but not of the App Store.”
The following apps and descriptions are provided by ldsliving.com.
1. WardPlan: This app was created to try to maximize the productivity during ward meetings.
Greg Trimble, creator of the app, described it as a way to “get the right people working on the right things in the right priority.”
WardPlan is currently only compatible with iOS systems and is available in the Apple App Store for $0.99.
2. Scripture Mastery SUPERSTAR!: This app features games at multiple difficulties to assist in memorizing scripture mastery verses from the Doctrine & Covenants.
Updates for other scripture mastery verses will be available soon.
Scripture Mastery SUPERSTAR! is free in the Apple App Store for iOS systems and the Google Play Store for Android.
3. LDS Apostles: This app provides readers with biographical information about the LDS apostles as well as the ability to research the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at any date in history.
LDS Apostles is available for free in the Google Play Store for Android only.
4. Gospel Study Challenge (PRO): This app allows in-depth study of scriptures, conference talks and Gospel Doctrine discussion topics together in one digital format.
The Gospel Study Challenge (PRO) app is available for purchase in the Google Play Store for Android for $1.99. There is also a free version which only includes personal study features.
5. LDS Reading Chart: This app allows readers to check off chapters in the scriptures as they read them as well as set a daily alert to remind them to read.
LDS Reading Chart is available for free in the Google Play Store for Android only.
6. Missionary Tracker: Missionary Tracker was created to help mothers keep track of their missionaries and to be reassured that they are safe in the mission field.
This app lets users track missionaries on how many days they have left, their area, their companion and is equipped with an alert to remind users to email their missionary.
Users can even email their missionary directly from the app.
Missionary Tracker is available for free in the Google Play Store for Android only.
7. LDS Temples (PRO): This app allows users to get directions to nearby temples, session times and provides users with phone numbers for temples if they have other questions.
Users can also set reminders to attend the temple and track their attendance record.
The LDS Temples app is available for free in the Google Play Store for Android only.
Users also have the option to purchase the PRO version for $2.99, which features access to photo galleries and wallpapers of temples.
8. Family Home Evening Planner: This app has the ability to create and save agendas for FHE where users can plan who gives the prayer, the lesson and on what topic and what’s for dessert.
Users can create multiple FHE agendas at once while keeping track of past lessons as well as future lessons.
Users can also plan specific details of their FHE lessons in the app.
Family Home Evening Planner is available for free in the Google Play Store for Android only.
9. Promptings – A Better Journal for Latter-day Saints: “Knowledge carefully recorded is knowledge available in time of need,” said Elder Richard G. Scott. “Spiritually sensitive information should be kept in a place that communicates to the Lord how you treasure it.”
This app prompts users with questions to journal about. Questions include — but are not limited to — “How have I seen the hand of God in my life today?” and “How can I make tomorrow better?”
The app is available for purchase in the Apple App Store for $1.99 for iOS devices only.
10. Deseret Bookshelf: This app provides users with the ability to read, search and study the entire LDS library as well as eight classic LDS books, such as Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, James E. Talmage’s Jesus the Christ, and President Spencer W. Kimball’s The Miracle of Forgiveness.
Deseret Bookshelf is available for free in the Apple App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android.